Quotations About / On: RUNNING
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
(Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Independent (London, September 20, 1990).)
A whisper ran along the edge of the dawn.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Tell My Horse, ch. 5, J.P. Lippincott (1938).)
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
(Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 11, sc. 1, Gallimard (1951).)
Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 223 (1951).)
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Suffolk, in Henry VI, Part 2, act 3, sc. 1, l. 53.
The moon will run all consciences to cover....
(Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Ditty.")
The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III (1821).)
Great conversation ... requires an absolute running of two souls into one.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
Nay, if our wits run the wild-goose chase, I am done.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Mercutio, in Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 4, l. 71.
To Romeo, giving up a futile argument.)